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Orthodox Christian, g33k, ham radio operator, musician, etc. This profile does not reflect my real age ;)


Aug
1
comment Does Paul believe that God sandbagged the Jews with a law they couldn't keep?
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Aug
1
revised Does Paul believe that God sandbagged the Jews with a law they couldn't keep?
edited to remove prescriptive language
Aug
1
comment Does Paul believe that God sandbagged the Jews with a law they couldn't keep?
I've edited this to make it use descriptive language. Please do so in the future. Also note that our focus is on the original audience and context. Going from a question about the original context of a passage (i.e. discussing an exhortation made to the audience of antiquity) to what you should personally do in your life is a shift from description to prescription.
Aug
1
comment Does Paul believe that God sandbagged the Jews with a law they couldn't keep?
Hey Tom, this is a good answer, but please keep in mind that this is not a Christian site, and as such, we ask that you use descriptive language rather than prescriptive language.. Specifically, your use of the first person plural (us/our) in your bullet points and second person elsewhere includes the reader in your audience and presumes they are Christian, which is not the case for all your readers.
Jul
31
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
@FrankLuke if it's a complete answer now, go for it. You can always add extra frosting later. If you feel it is incomplete but it's still substantial, post it with a disclaimer that you intend to finish it soon.
Jul
30
reviewed Leave Closed What is meant by the term “the times of the gentiles” in Luke 21:24
Jul
30
comment What is hermeneutics?
because we already have a question that contrasts exegesis and hermeneutics, I've edited out that portion of this question to prevent it being closed as a duplicate.
Jul
30
revised What is hermeneutics?
deleted 124 characters in body
Jul
30
comment Does the Bible mention unicorns?
@BruceJames I revoted (removed my DV and upvoted). Good job! Very interesting.
Jul
28
comment What is the meaning of “Sorceress” in Exodus 22:18?
What does the definition of magic/sorcery from a European play written in the 16th century CE have to do with a Near Eastern concept from the 6th century BCE?
Jul
25
comment Isaiah 46:10 and the implications of verse 11: Do any modern theologians dare pay attention to verse 11?
This seems to be a question beginning from an idea rather than from the text. Why not just ask what the verse meant in its original context? The very notions of (Western) determinism and Calvinism are quite anachronistic when read back into this text.
Jul
25
reviewed Close Moses and the Rock
Jul
25
comment To understand the “The Bible is the Word of God”
This type of question isn't a good fit here. I've migrated it to Christianity.SE for you.
Jul
25
comment What is the oldest existing copy of Genesis?
Hello, I know that you wrote this for another site and that this was migrated, but here at BH.SE we have a requirement for showing your work, which in this case would mean citing sources to back up many of your claims. Could you please edit to include sources/references for your assertions? Thanks!
Jul
24
comment How did Paul “see that someone had faith” in Acts 14?
We don't allow questions that are 'searching for a text', so I made a slight edit to focus this question on the specific text being asked about.
Jul
24
revised How did Paul “see that someone had faith” in Acts 14?
removed search for texts
Jul
24
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
Good edit, @Joseph - I just changed the title to make it a question rather than a statement as well
Jul
24
revised Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
fixed title
Jul
24
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
And ... ahem ... I'd love to see @FrankLuke answer this question ;)
Jul
24
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
I've reopened this question in light of @FrankLuke 's latest edit.